Will a former winner dominate the field or will the Academy crown a new champion?
Dustin Hoffman, "Barney's Version"
Pro: As Paul Giamatti's combustible, but lovable father Izzy, Hoffman steals every scene he's in and The legendary two-time Oscar winner has been nominated seven times, but hasn't made the cut since 1998. Isn't he just due for another nod?
Con: We'd be more confident Hoffman was in the mix if "Barney's Version" was getting more of a December push. It feels like the movie could just get lost among SPC's other contenders.